So....call ducks...any ideas?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Cluckcluck1215, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, I live I maine.harsh winters and sweating summers.i have 11 hens and one female runner duck.i want to get some tiny call ducks next year(I didn't now there was a big call duck)and I was wondering if they would do ok in the heat and cold.i saw a thread Ike this but....

    Also, do call ducks get along well with chickens?i keep my female runner in the chicken coop, can the call ducks stay in there aswell?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have two 4 lbs Calls and four standard sized Ducks...They hate my Chickens and visa versa...The Ducks were raised in the same coop with my Chicks but never allowed to run free together because as Ducklings they really wanted to chase the chicks...
    All you really can do is try it and see if it works..Call hens might workout but adding a Drake might be a bit too much? My Call Drake really thinks he is somebody...He chases the dogs, cat, and Chickens...I have a electric mesh fence to separate the birds when out free ranging, although it is never on...

    Best thing to do, is be prepared for anything...

    Cheers
     
  3. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your call ducks are 4 pounds then they might be obese. calls should be from a little less than one pound the about 2.5 pounds. Now the worse the quality the bigger the ducks can be but averagely they should be between 1 and 2.5 pounds maybe 3 but I would say that's pushing it.
    I would keep the calls by themselves
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    My Calls are not obese..lol....They are Calls...I put down 4 lbs...Probably more like 3 lbs...Mine are not show standard Calls..Cute little Ducks..I have a white Hen and a Mallard Call Drake...So cute!
     
  5. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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    Just my experience - my calls and chickens get along fine..in fact, one female call I bought was raised with chicks, and now always trys to hang out with my chickens. But again, every bird is different, so observe closely.
    Also, I don't think the temps will be a problem, if the runner duck is doing fine these should too. Plenty of clean water and shade on the hot days, and extra straw/bedding for winter.
     
  6. Cluckcluck1215

    Cluckcluck1215 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thank guys!and smallfarmUSA, your avatar is SOOOOO cute
     
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    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    He's quite knowledgeable... poultry judge I think.

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  10. SmallFarmUSA

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